FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

DrugTest 5000 - Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc
In the past, roadside drug screening has been difficult because it involved the...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

No upcoming webinars scheduled

Top News

Calif. Bill Would Impose Penalties On Prison Cellphone Smugglers

September 08, 2011  | 

A California bill that would impose additional penalties on inmates who are caught with cellphones has passed that state's Assembly on a 74-0 vote.

The bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Alex Padilla, would impose a $5,000 fine and up to six months in jail for those who smuggle cellphones into prisons.

California inmates have been known to pay up to $1,000 for contraband cellphones to communicate with the outside world. The mobile devices have been used to organize street gangs, traffic drugs and intimidate witnesses.

Source: Los Angeles Times.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

copwriter @ 9/8/2011 8:07 PM

California is doing everything it can to reduce its prison population, paroling murderers, rapists and other violent predators as well as those convicted of lesser crimes. Is creating yet another law that requires prison time the best solution here?

Tom @ 9/16/2011 10:25 AM

Calif should contract with Joe Arpaio to take some of overload instead of releasing them back into the public. He probably has enough bologna sandwiches and tents to accommodate a few more.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Baltimore Police Rolling Out Redesigned Transport Vans
The Baltimore Police Department is rolling out a fleet of 10 new transport vans and...
Cleveland Police in Riot Gear Won't Wear Body Cameras During RNC
Many Cleveland police officers will not be wearing body cameras if protests turn violent...
NYPD Commissioner Says Police Plagued by People Filming Arrests
The United States is suffering from an "epidemic" of people recording law enforcement...
Streamlight Unveils 18650 Lithium Ion Battery and Charger
The two-bay cradle can charge one or two Streamlight 18650 Li-Ion battery in as little as...
LexisNexis and SunGard Announce Electronic Crash Reporting Solution
The SunGard RMS-LexisNexis Police Reports integration creates a combined online platform...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine